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The library offers a free seminar every third Saturday of the month. An opening session is held at 9:00 a.m. featuring a keynote address. Following this session attendees are offered four choices of presentations at both 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, June 16, 2012 / 9:00 a.m. - noon
- 9:00 a.m.
Keynote Address - "Using Google Search to Connect with Your Past" - Michael Rossetti
Michael Rossetti is a Software Engineer who works for Google.com.
- 10:00 a.m.
“Organizing Your Genealogy" - Beth Taylor
"Finding Descendants of Your Ancestors" - Don and Diane Snow
"Be a 'Fan' of the Genealogy Research Communities on Facebook" - Fran Jensen
"Top 20 Lessons Genealogists Need to Know" - Barry Ewell
“Solving Really Tough Research Problems" - Beth Taylor
“Where Did That File Go? - Understanding and Organizing Computer Files" - Sue Maxwell
"Be a 'Fan of the Genealogy Research Communities on Facebook" - Fran Jensen
"New England Resources at the Riverton FamilySearch Library" - Linda Baker
Merit Badge Workshop
The library offers a monthly workshop to assist Boy Scouts with their Genealogy Merit Badge. The workshop is held the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m.
******** No Workshop in July ********
Saturday, August 10, 2012 / 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Scouts must prepare for the workshop by doing the following before coming:
1) Interview a family member about their life. The interview can be completed by telephone, e-mail or letter and the information learned must be recorded;
2) Complete a four-generation pedigree chart. Make sure this includes information about at least one ancestor who was living in 1930;
3) Complete two family group sheets (one listing your parents and your family, and another listing one of your parents and their parents and siblings); and
4) Bring a blue merit badge card (which can be obtained from the Scoutmaster).
If these items are completed and brought to the workshop, all other requirements for the merit badge can be completed at the workshop and authorized personnel can certify the completion of the merit badge.
Genealogy Merit Badge Resources
- Boy Scout Merit Badge in Genealogy - FamilySearch Wiki
- Boy Scouts of America Genealogy Merit Badge Workbook - BSA